School Nurse


The school nurses are on duty in the Nurse’s Office, Room 197 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The school nurses can be reached at 508-248-5971, Ext. 1164 or 1165. Students who become ill or injured during school hours are to report to the Nurse’s Office. With the exception of an EMERGENCY, all students are to have a pass when entering the Nurse’s Office.  To report your student absent, please call 508-248-5971 x1600.

School Entrance requirements

Upon entrance to Bay Path, all grade 9 and new students are required to have an updated physical, immunizations compliant with state regulations, and the Bay Path Medical Registration Form on file in the Nurse’s Office. Physical forms are to be completed by the student’s physician and Medical Registration forms are to be completed by the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and are available from the school nurses or on the website.

Illness/dismissal policy

Students should not come to school if they have any of the following conditions or they will be dismissed:

1. Vomiting
2. Diarrhea
3. Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
4. Undiagnosed Rash
5. Anything contagious in nature

Students will not receive class credit while in the Nurse’s Office. All dismissals for illness will be at the discretion of the school nurse and only with parent(s)/ guardian(s) or designated adult’s permission. We ask that students who are being dismissed due to illness be picked up within one hour of notifying a parent(s)/ guardian(s)/designated adult(s). Dismissals due to illness are not excused absences. Students should not use their cell phones to text or call their parent(s)/guardian(s) when they are ill. All students being dismissed due to illness need to go through the Nurse’s Office.

COVID Guidelines:

Currently if a student or staff tests positive for COVID, the day of the test is considered day 0. A quarantine period of 5 days followed by another COVID test. If the student/staff test negative, and no longer have symptoms, they can return to school on day 6 and do not need to wear a mask. If they continue to test positive, we ask they wear a mask for the following 5 days.

Medical Excuse

The Nurse’s Office should be notified upon a student’s return to school if the student has any restrictions (i.e. an elevator access due to crutches or cast, unable to write or perform shop expected job duties, etc.). Also, if a student is being excused from participating in physical education class because of a medical condition, a note from a physician must be presented to the school nurse or the student will not be excused. It is the student’s responsibility that follow-up notes are given to the nurses if a condition warrants a further restriction.

A parent(s)/guardian(s) may write an excuse note for up to one day, otherwise, a physician’s note will be required to continue the restriction. Annual updated notes from a physician are required at the start of each school year for all medical conditions that require medical excuses to be continued from year to year.

Injuries that occur during school activities

Students who are injured at school, on a jobsite etc. are to immediately notify the instructor in whose area the injury/accident occurred or the closest instructor at the time of accident/injury. The instructor will ensure that the student is sent to the nurse for any treatment that is indicated.